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Board Chair of HART Resigns, Cites Personal Reasons

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Tobias Martyn, board chair of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, is resigning for what he says are personal reasons.

HART made the announcement Friday afternoon in a press release. Martyn was appointed to the HART Board in 2018 and became chair a year later.

Martyn’s term was set to end on January 2023. The existing board will meet later this month to choose a replacement member.

State and city lawmakers have criticized Martyn and the HART board for its procurement process—after offering Colleen Hanabusa, a former HART board chair, a lucrative lobbyist position earlier this year.

That deal was valued at nearly $1 million over a 6-year term. Hanabusa turned down the position, opting for a volunteer position on the board.

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